Summer 2015 - HIST 102W D100

Canada since Confederation (3)

Class Number: 3567

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 11 – Aug 10, 2015: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 13, 2015
    Thu, 12:00–3:00 p.m.



Canadian social, political, and economic history from 1867, examining aboriginal/settler relations, immigration, regionalism, foreign policy, economic development, culture, and political movements. Students with credit for HIST 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.


Canada: 1867 to the Present

This course in Post-Confederation Canadian History examines social, economic, political and cultural themes in the history of Canada from 1867 to the present. The course presents information about Canada after Confederation through lectures, videos, readings, and in-class activities.

Class Participation in a Writing Class
This class is designated as a (W) writing class and counts towards SFU’s Writing and Breadth requirements. As such the tutorials will often have writing assignments that will be done in class or need to be handed in during class. Regular attendance, regular participation and evidence of regular reading are the criteria for the participation grade. If you come to every tutorial but do not participate, the best grade you can expect is a C-. All work done in tutorials must be done at the time. There is no way to make up in class assignments if you are not there. If there is a health or some other sort of emergency, your TA can make an exception under exceptional circumstances.


Assignments encourage students to evaluate readings and present information to each other, with the goal of providing practice in the reading, writing, and research skills of the historical profession. Understanding the context of Canadian history post confederation and being able to apply this to understanding their larger world is an additional goal as the History department is committed to having students learn how to understand the past, to make sense of the present, and to shape the future.


  • Participation 15%
  • Writing assignments 45%
  • Writing assignments 20%
  • Final exam 20%



Conrad, M and Finkel A. History of the Canadian Peoples: 1867 to the Present Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2009, Vol. 2 6th edition.

Other readings tba

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